Oceans 8 – recommendation and review (spoiler free)

Oceans 8 – 2018

Ocean’s 8

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting — that’s how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it’s going to take — a team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime Lou Miller. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, including jeweler Amita, street con Constance, suburban mom Tammy, hacker Nine Ball, and fashion designer Rose. Their target — a necklace that’s worth more than $150 million. (Adapted from Google synopsis)


Ratings:

IMDb: 6.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%

Metacritic: 61%

Bechdel test: pass

notacatblog: 6.5/10


Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations

Ocean’s 8 wasn’t a bad movie if I’m being perfectly honest here. But, it wasn’t that great either… The movie had so much potential with the hype behind it, the female all-star cast and the cult classic series to follow but honestly, they lost the flow of it. The Oceans’ series has a particular flow to it and if only they stuck to it, the movie might have been a lot different. The whole mission was just too easy and it shouldn’t have been because it’s a $150 million heist. It was unrealistic and with it, the plot lacked. With that being said, the movie was still entertaining and that’s what brought up the rating for me.

I would recommend this film to anyone who has seen and was a fan of the original Ocean’s movies and willing to try something of that same genre but to be warned that it’s not one of those remakes that follow the original plot down to the minimum.

To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is that this is based on an earlier franchise and, although irrelevant to the plot, is highly recommended to watch before seeing this film.

If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!

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